Helping the homeless and vulnerable in Bath
We are a Bath-Based charity that runs nine projects across the city
to help relieve poverty and hardship for local people of Bath.
We meet people’s basic needs, offer advice and support
and provide longer-term opportunities.
To find out more about our individual projects, please click on the project photos
to the right-hand side or go to “About Us” or “Projects”. For all our latest news,
please see below.
You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @TheGenesisTrust.
Furniture Project: Partnering with “Students in Free Enterprise” at University of Bath
Students from SIFE worked alongside Jamie, our Furniture Project Manager to help market and publicise the Furniture Project as part of their university project. They produced customer questionnaires and new leaflets with the Furniture Project’s new opening times (Monday to Friday, 9.15am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm).
Showcasing our work across Bath
We’ve been part of some exciting events for this year already.
Voted official charity for the Bath International Music Festival’s Party in the City event and showcasing our clients’ stories work at “On the Edge of Life: Labyrinth of Candles” event at St Michael’s Without, we raised over £1200!
Clients’ work from Life Skills courses and Wood Works were also displayed at this year’s “Think Different” exhibition at Bath Abbey.
Genesis News - Spring 2012 edition
Our latest newsletter is available.
To download the online edition, please go to: www.issuu.com/genesistrust.
In April, we sent out a fundraising appeal to local supporters and churches. Due to the generosity of our supporters, we exceeded our target and raised an impressive £50,000.
A huge thank you to all those who contributed to this.
Life Skills: Women’s Craft Group
up-cycles old jumpers into cushion covers
Huge thanks goes to Nina Camacho, a student at Bath Spa University who led a limited-edition workshop to transform old jumpers into cushion covers. The workshop which was held in April was a huge success and some cushions were even sold at the On the Edge: Labyrinth of Candles event at St Michael’s Without in June.
Bath Half 2012 Marathon
We had a fantastic turnout during this year’s fundraising event.
Here are some photos of some of our amazing volunteers:
Life Skills: Soup School with Bath Soup Co
Eight Genesis Life Skills clients had the privilege of taking part in Bath Soup Co’s new pilot, Bath Soup School. Working alongside many local organisations, they learnt how to make soup, bread, completed a Level 2 in Health and Hygiene and then went onto work placements at Jacob’s Coffee House, National Trust’s Prior Park and St Michael’s cafe.
To find the video of their experience,
go to www.bathsoupcompany.co.uk/soup-school
Are you interested in getting more hands-on with our projects? Now you can...
We are looking for people to join our new Project Steering Groups for our Life Skills, Furniture Project, Lifeline Centre and Wood Works projects. If you think you have what it takes to make a lasting contribution as part of our voluntary management teams, please get in touch with Paul Solly on 01225 463549.
We are looking for people with strong skills in business management, finance etc or specialisms iin homelessness, social work, mental health, teaching etc.
AGM and Supporters’ Celebration
On 19th September, we held our Annual General Meeting at St Michael’s church in Twerton. We also had guest speaker Roger Sutton from “We Gather” movement and heard about all that was happening across Twerton. Please let Paul know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive our Annual Report/Accounts for 2011-12.
Genesis Canal Challenge 2012
We had a successful day on 22nd September to raise money for Genesis, where participants could take part in a sponsored cycle, canoe or walk for 6 miles along the Kennet and Avon Canal. Winter Olympic Gold medallist, Amy Williams was there too!
For more information, please go to our fundraising events page, under “Support Genesis”.
Have you seen our harvest appeal postcards?
Please consider financially giving to all of our nine projects this harvest time.